Lot #302

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Estimate: $600+


Warchief of the Lakota tribe of Native Americans (c. 1835-1905), whose mother was a Dakota related to the band of famous Chief Inkpaduta. He was among the Indian leaders who defeated George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment at the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn. Exceptional original 6.25 x 9.25 silver gelatin portrait of Rain-in-the-Face, a Winchester rifle resting on his lap, posing with photographer David F. Barry. Displayed in its original 9.5 x 14 presentation mat from the Barry Studio, with the lower left of photo bearing the studio blindstamp. Reverse of mat features the studio label: “D. F. Barry, Photographs of All Noted Indian Chiefs, Photographer.” In fine condition, with a short tear to the top edge of the mat, and a clipped image of Barry affixed to mat at a later time. Originates from the personal collection of noted American West photographer David Francis Barry.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020